Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer - 21st Amendment Brewery
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Reviews by biboergosum:
3.33/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
12oz can, procured somewhere in Southern Idaho last month. I like the lounging Lady Liberty image on the label, where she's lifting a gargantuan watermelon from a passing barge in San Francisco Bay.
This beer pours a hazy bright medium golden hue, with two fingers of frothy, foamy white head, which leaves little in the way of persistent lacing around the glass as things melt away. It smells of fruity wheat grain, melon-like, I suppose, with a fair amount of dry yeast. The taste is soft sweet wheat malt, and frozen watermelon fleshy fruitiness, with a bit of grassy hop bitterness. The carbonation is quite low, the body light, but not without weight, mostly of the fruity variety, which renders things rather smooth. It finishes off-dry, and clean, the initial eponymous fruit punch (heh) petering out.
While not a bad beer overall, the focus on the watermelon as guest starring ingredient has predictably feeble results - an echo of an already delicate flavour doesn't add up to strong, memorable flavours. That said, agreeable enough for days like this (+30 degrees), where ease of drinkability and cute advertising rule.
Serving type: can
08-21-2011 23:31:44 | More by biboergosum
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3.74/5 rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Cans drank at the beach this past weekend.
Did not pour it out, as I was in the water but apparently it's a hazy orange.
Smells like sweet fruits, but not necessarily watermelon. Some wheat is noticed on the nose too.
The taste is similar. It's a standard crisp American pale wheat, with a crisp finish that is accentuated by a mild but juicy watermelon flavor. It's subtle, and doesn't overwhelm the palate or become cloying. The base wheat beer is slightly bitter, and a little bit yeasty- the sweetness from the watermelon keeps both of those in check. The beer is understandably a little watery.
Light bodied, crisp, refreshing mouthfeel- perfect for the situation. High carbonation.
Overall not too bad- it's not a world beater, though. The watermelon flavor is nice, but the base beer could be a little bit better.
Serving type: can
07-07-2014 13:03:36 | More by GreesyFizeek
Hell Or High Watermelon Wheat Beer from 21st Amendment Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 1,726 ratings.